Saturday, July 12, 2008

Moore News

My spies on Uranus tell me that the council's third most senior, non-elected officer is off to pastures new. Paul Moore was the chap who brought you the success that is Margate Gateway, the mind-boggling mash-up of library and benefits office that's got the whole island talking. For 'personal reasons' he never quite made the move down to Thanet, choosing instead to set up home in Whitstable.

Paul's off to Wandsworth, apparently. Could it be that his nose is out of joint after discovering the ever-affable John Bunnett had been appointed Number Two and Acting Chief Executive during Chief Exec Richard Samuel's recent absence due to illness? I think we should be told!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

or could it be that some elected members got 'too much' for him?

Anonymous said...

Might get a new officer who is a bit fiercer and can keep the councillors in check better via the sanctioning of the Standards committee - been quite slack under his regime.
Maybe Iris' complaints will be spun out even longer to avoid embarrassment to the bullying duo.

Anonymous said...

If this guy was responsible for the appalling library fiasco, then the sooner he goes the better.

Anonymous said...

I went to the library in Margate last week, downstairs is just terrible upstairs is, ok.

Anonymous said...

I see the Gateway Minus made the pages of Private Eye this week. There is some justice in the world.

Anonymous said...

Will he be doing a letters from Wandsworth column in the ECR blog?

Anonymous said...

More likely he has been "encouraged" to take up a new post after the Gateway Fiasco.

Anonymous said...

now he's going can he take the sodding Gateway nonsense with him? Margate's only the first of many proposed Gateways.

Eastcliff Richard said...

One other thing - Paul Moore was also supposed to be i/c the wind farm thingo. Does this mean TDC are downgrading their efforts on that front?

Anonymous said...

to anon 1.44pm

Iris is as big a bully as any other councillor, often using their son as muscle.

James Maskell said...

Cllr Johnson claims she was intimidated by Ezekiel, a strange thing really because Ive seen her going toe to toe with him in the Council Chamber. The lady doth protest too much I think.

Furthermore, I was pretty damn intimidated by Stephen Ladyman, along with Cllrs Johnston, Hart and Scobie this past weekend camped outside Cliftonville Tescos handing out red bags to customers. Im curious as to how these bags were produced and their environmental impact.

Anonymous said...

If your that easily intimidated young James, then a career outside of politics is a good idea!

BOO!